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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Portland-based Better Bean company is working to reduce the environmental impact of food packaging.

Last year they had a revelation, switching over from the bulky plastic deli tubs they'd been using to little plastic tubs that are fully recyclable, free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and result in 30 percent lower carbon emissions.

“With the old package, we had garbage cans full of label backs we couldn’t do anything with — we just had to throw it away,” says Hannah, 25, a Portland native and Lincoln High School alum who went on to study food systems at Vassar College.

So the Kullbergs found investors and signed on with a company based in Sweden that uses a packaging technology that's popular in Europe but hadn't been tried in the U.S., to their knowledge.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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